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Gervais And Merchant Go Head-to-head

Comedy duo RICKY GERVAIS and STEPHEN MERCHANT will compete with each other for the Best TV Actor prize at the British Comedy Awards. The pair have both been nominated in the same category. Their latest...

Gervais Has No Plans To Extend Extras Run

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS has no plans to make a third series of his hit British TV comedy EXTRAS, because he hates shows which run past their sell by date. The Golden Globe winner...

Gervais Training Video Removed From Internet

RICKY GERVAIS is battling hit internet site YouTube after two supposedly private training videos for Microsoft were leaked onto it last month (JUL06). The clips see THE OFFICE star in his cult DAVID BRENT role...

Mckellen Questions Gervais Joke

Veteran British actor SIR IAN MCKELLEN has launched a veiled attack on GANDHI star SIR BEN KINGSLEY, after complaining RICKY GERVAIS was confusing the actors' pomposity in a new episode of EXTRAS. Gervais was keen...

Gervais And Mckellen Battle Over Script

Hollywood star SIR IAN MCKELLEN battled with British comedian RICKY GERVAIS over the script for his appearance in THE OFFICE's creator's comedy EXTRAS. MCKellen plays himself in an episode of the forthcoming second series of...

Gervais To Quit Comedy

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS will quit comedy after the second series of hit show EXTRAS to concentrate on acting in serious dramas. THE OFFICE star is desperate to try his hand at something new and...

Gervais Gets Serious

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is planning to ditch his trademark brand of comedy, in a bid to reinvent himself as a serious film-maker. Gervais and his writing partner STEPHEN MERCHANT may have rocketed to fame...

Gervais To Film Extras At Baftas

Comedian RICKY GERVAIS will be working overtime at Sunday's (07MAY06) BAFTA Television Awards - he's filming an episode of his award-winning TV show EXTRAS during the ceremony. Gervais and his Extras co-star ASHLEY JENSEN will...

Gervais Lands Bafta Writing Nomination

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has been hailed for his comedy writing, with hit show EXTRAS earning a BAFTA Craft Awards nomination. The comic genius joins colleague STEPHEN MERCHANT on the shortlist, and will compete against...

Gervais Enters The Record Books

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS has entered the Guinness Book Of Records for producing the most downloaded podcast. THE OFFICE star, co-writer STEPHEN MERCHANT and producer KARL PILKINGTON write, produce and star in the 30...

Gervais Entertains With Internet Podcasts

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS is turning his hand to talk shows - as host of a weekly downloadable internet podcast. The EXTRAS star is hailing the venture as one of its kind, because neither...

Prince To Star In Extras?

Pop superstar PRINCE is the latest celebrity being lined up to appear in the second series of RICKY GERVAIS' hit comedy show EXTRAS. The British funnyman and co-writer STEPHEN MERCHANT are confident they will...

Gervais Eyes Up Spielberg And Springsteen As Extras

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS wants Hollywood director STEVEN SPIELBERG and veteran rocker BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN to make cameo appearances in the second series of his new UK TV show EXTRAS. THE OFFICE star Gervais has...

Stewart To Join Extras Cast

PATRICK STEWART has joined the all-star cast for RICKY GERVAIS' new British TV comedy EXTRAS - even though the GOLDEN GLOBE-winning funnyman pokes fun at his varied acting career. THE OFFICE creator and his...

Hollywood Stars In New Gervais Comedy

Screen stars SAMUEL L JACKSON, BEN STILLER and KATE WINSLET have been recruited by British comic RICKY GERVAIS to feature in his eagerly awaited new series EXTRAS. THE OFFICE creator and star approached the...

Gervais Not Worried About Beating The Office

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS refuses to entertain the gloomy prospect his hit show THE OFFICE will prove to be his career highlight. The funnyman, who also features as the show's star DAVID BRENT, insists...

Gervais Hails Bowie

British comedian RICKY GERVAIS insists his fame has only brought him one significant perk - getting to know his idol DAVID BOWIE. The 43-year-old actor - star of hit British TV series and GOLDEN...

The Office Creator Tackle Extras

THE OFFICE creators RICKY GERVAIS and STEPHEN MERCHANT have unveiled their next comedy project - a sitcom about film and TV extras. The pair have killed off the show that made them household names...

Gervais's Advert Apologises To Office

THE OFFICE creator RICKY GERVAIS has taken out a full page advertisment in showbiz magazine VARIETY - to apologise to his co-stars for not thanking them when he collected two GOLDEN GLOBES on Sunday (25JAN04)....

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